Krikorian Notes: From Councilman Rex Richardson Displaying Courage To Show Up At A Long Beach Restaurant Association Meeting Mr. Krikorian, an award winning journalist and author of two books, earned multiple awards in his 22 years of writing for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and 22 years for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He is happily retired.
Krikorian Notes: From Councilman Rex Richardson Displaying Courage To Show Up At A Long Beach Restaurant Association Meeting
Mr. Krikorian, an award winning journalist and author of two books, earned multiple awards in his 22 years of writing for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and 22 years for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He is happily retired.
|(Nov. 25, 2020, 7:10 p.m.) -- "I'm a straight shooter," proclaimed 9th District Councilman Rex Richardson as a guest speaker at a Wednesday afternoon gathering of a Long Beach Restaurant Association meeting in the upstairs terrace at Michael's.
I don't know about that, but I do know Mr. Richardson displayed courage appearing in a hostile atmosphere overflowing with passionately disgruntled restaurateurs who must shut down their businesses at 10 p.m on Thanksgiving eve.
Actually, when Mr. Richardson was asked point blank if he was in favor of the latest lockdown of Long Beach restaurants, he replied I thought grudgingly, "I'm not in favor of it."
But, alas, he spent most of the time informing the audience in complex detail how the City Council will take up various issues pertaining to this latest Covid-19-related development during meetings scheduled on December 1, 8 and 15.
But he also said no votes will be taken at these sessions, which meant to me that nothing will change and 15,000 restaurant employees in Long Beach will remain unemployed throughout the Holiday Season.
He also said only the city health czar, Kelly Colopy, could reverse the lockdown course, to which an audience member, former mayor Bob Foster, shouted out, "It can be changed if the City Council unanimously voted it down."
After further pointless blather, the old Pine Avenue restaurant pioneer John Morris summed up the proceedings perfectly: "This is all bullshit...We're all going to be closed for the rest of the year and a lot of people are going to suffer terribly for decisions by heartless people who just don't care."
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Last December, our credit card gratuities were $180,000 that was split up among our 20 servers," reveals John Morris, operator of Boathouse by the Bay. "This December. It will be zero."
And, of course, this doesn't even include cooks, busboys, dishwashers, janitors, valets, etc., etc., etc., who will feel the searing monetary pain inflicted on them by people like the esteemed California governor, Gavin (Do What I Say, Don't Do What I Do), Newsom, Eric Garcetti, Robert Garcia and, of course, Kelly Colopy. . .
Clearly, he was in favor of Kelly Colopy's stance, and even texted LA County Board of Supervisor Hilda Solis to "do the right thing," which I guess she did when her vote was the difference in the Board's 3-2 margin in favor of carrying out the LA county health department's restaurant lockdown edict.
It's clear Mr. Garcia's sole purpose in life at the moment is to curry favor with Newsom, as well as his close friend, Vice President elect Kamala Harris, and not deviate one iota from any policy being meted out by a Democratic Party leader. . .
I've lost feeling in my fingers keeping them crossed so long hoping that our city manager, a party named Tom Modica, will emerge from whatever cave he safely hides in, but, nope, nary a peep from the guy with supposedly the most power in this city.
I have to believe he's in total agreement with everything Mr. Garcia does, since he even remained silent in the aftermath of the tragedy that beset our fair city on Memorial Day. . .
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